Transplanted local rocker Jamie McCarthy, son of the late WJR radio legend J.P. McCarthy, will appear in episode 8 of the new video series Ced N Teri that will debut at The Park Bar on Sunday, May 4th. Doors at 8pm.
The hilarious new series created by Mikey Brown, is redefining what it means to be a “sit” com. Ced N Teri is a politically-incorrect comedy about two, full-time couch potatoes and their cat. Shot locally at the Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck, Ced N Teri is quickly finding an audience on the mini screen at You Tube. The series is a little bit Clerks and 100 percent Hamtramck - beer, weed, pizza, TV, garage rock and music from Detroit bands in every episode.
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It all begins with a knock at the door. Ced (Mikey Brown) tries to deliver a pizza that Teri (Sarah Switanowski) never ordered. She’s drinking a beer. He asks if she has another. Ced sits on the couch and Teri gives him a cold one. Then we meet N, their four-legged co-star who sits between them. Will they ever get off the couch? So far, seven episodes have aired and there’s no sign of that happening. But they have some special visitors including the mail lady who also delivers Teri’s weed, a crazy neighbor and a character who pays homage to Wilson, the man who hid behind the fence in Home Improvement.
Each episode of Ced N Teri also features a local band or rapper who plays a song at the end of the episode and during the closing credits.
"Putting bands into the plot of the show was inspired by the British sitcom The Young Ones,” Brown said. “I used to watch when I was a kid. And we figured local bands would get their fans to watch the show and fans of the show would get turned on to some bands they might not have known about otherwise. So it is a fun way to cross promote our show and bands we like."
Several made-in-Detroit bands have graced the mini screen including The Brown Stripes, Blair, Hellen, Alison Lewis and Outdated Fate. Rapper JJ Sacks even portrayed Teri’s crazy ex in one episode as he serenaded her from the backyard with a special song about big booty. Awwwww, isn’t that special? And, in the soon-to-be-released Episode 8, look for funky rocker Jamie McCarthy who will also make a cameo appearance as a guy from The Repo Depo. He’ll break into I’d Rather Be Ced N Teri on Teri’s guitar. Before he repos' the guitar, that is.
“The first time I saw Ced N Teri, I laughed my butt off and wanted to be a part of it,” McCarthy said. “I love this kind of comedy. It’s Detroit. It’s gritty. It’s smart. And I’m proud to be a part of it.”
I’d Rather be Ced N Teri will not appear on Salvation, Jamie’s upcoming album scheduled for release this summer. But Jamie will be stopping by to play his song and a few others at the premiere of Ced N Teri, Episode 8, on Sunday, May 4, at the Park Bar in Detroit. Doors open at 8 pm. 18+ are welcome. Come and hang with the cast and crew at this free event - besides, it might be the only time that Ced and Teri actually get off the couch.